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How Disconnecting = A Total Reconnect

It’s always amazing to me how sometimes your initial assessment of a situation can in reality be the polar opposite. It didn’t take long after returning home from Southern Alaska before I realized that my relief at “disconnecting” from the … Continue reading

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The 75 Yard Hitchhiking Adventure

One of the things I enjoy most about traveling and just getting out and about in general is the comic relief it provides.  Some of the stories end up being more of an inside joke, you know, the kind you … Continue reading

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Looking a Little Harder to Find That Silver Lining

Just a little over a year ago I started another journey to Thailand to spend 2 weeks volunteering at a wildlife rescue and rehab facility south of Bangkok.  After traveling  twice to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and … Continue reading

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The Simple Things

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Thailand a few times now, mostly to work with elephants at local sanctuaries.  It’s always such a treat to see them again, and I find I miss their smell and the texture of their … Continue reading

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The Gentle Giant

Looking back, I’ve likely taken close to 2,000 photos of elephants. It all started with a life changing volunteer trip to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand several years ago. It was a bit of a spur of … Continue reading

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A Ghost in the Forest

On a recent trip to central Thailand I spent a couple weeks volunteering at a fairly large scale animal sanctuary with a varied assortment of rescued exotic reptiles, primates, bears and elephants just to name a few.  I planned the … Continue reading

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South Africa Pt 1 – Wandering About Town

 We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ~ Anais Nin I was only gone for 3 weeks, yet it seems impossibly hard to try to condense all of my thoughts on the experience, the … Continue reading

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